The Perils of a Toxic Organizational Culture and Why Leadership Allows It to Persist.Startling language - I know - but this is precisely how many of the people working right next to you and/or within (Blame It on #Leadership - A Toxic #OrganizationalCulture...
There is more to leadership than, "I'm in charge and you are not."
No one intentionally sets out to become a bad boss. In fact, many small business owners are probably determined to be better than bosses they once had. Watch out for these negative traits as you run your business:Manage by intimidation Some bosses confuse respect with fear and think employees must b...
Chris Soderquist's genius is his ability to help people understand, appreciate, & apply the concepts of systems thinking to their problems & challenges. (RT @PontifexConsult: I enjoyed the interview with Craig Weber (Weber Consulting Group).
An administrator examines the war colleges and the joint professional military education institutions and calls on the schools to employ the optimal mix of military and civilian faculty to encourage the rise of new thinking in vital areas and...
This was my attempt to provide some additional perspective to the debate about the relevancy and effectiveness of the war colleges. I wanted to share some insights from having been a student and faculty member in the system of professional military education as well as a faculty member and administrator in non-military settings. I hope it provokes some discussion, especially with regard to policies and procedures relating to the faculty.
Here's a nice summary of some of my thoughts on Toxic Leadership by my friend and ace San Diego Fire Chief, Brian Fennessy. I think he knows my work better than I do. I love it when insights like these cross contexts.
Jean Lipman-Blumen is a wonderful person and a world-class scholar. This interview was part of a graduate course where the students prepared the questions and introductions while I played the host. They read her work before the class. We later turned off the lights and camera and engaged in a wonderful dialogue.
In her book Toxic Leaders: When Organizations Go Bad, Marcia Whicker describes toxic leaders as “maladjusted, malcontent, and often malevolent, even malicious. They glory in turf protection, fighting, and controlling rather than uplifting ...
Mr. Burns, a Pulitzer Prize-winning biographer and political scientist, wrote voluminously about the nature of leadership in general and the presidency in particular.
Anything he wrote is worth reading and those who do read his work will come to understand what a giant of an intellect he was. What they might not discern is that he was a very good, generous, and kind human being. I am pleased that I had the opportunity to meet him and I feel the loss.
You've dealt with them before. At your church, as a volunteer, on your staff, as customers. Toxic people, are well, toxic. An unhealthy person can infect (RT @cnieuwhof: Are some people just toxic? Well, yes.